Sony and Honda may offer solutions for more on-the-go entertainment, including integrating PlayStation 5 support into future electric vehicles.
In an interview with financial times, Izumi Kawanishi, president and COO of Sony Honda Mobility, said it is possible to build the PS5 into a car. The console and other Sony services are part of a larger vision of creating a more entertainment-driven vehicle that will compete with other electric models like Tesla.
“Sony has content, services and entertainment technology that move people. We are adapting these assets for mobility and this is our strength over Tesla,” Kawanishi told the Financial Times.
Yasuhide Mizuno, CEO of Sony Honda Mobility, explained that the future hardware will “respond to the entertainment and networking that we want to provide.”
The Financial Times also notes that these new models, scheduled to launch in 2025, will make entertainment content part of the production process.
Sony and Honda joint venture Kawanashi said part of the plan includes advances in “automated driving.” The COO concedes that fully autonomous driving is not yet a reality, saying technology “needs to evolve significantly” to achieve that vision.
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The electric vehicle market already has several options for integrating gaming and road trips.Tesla owners can play classics like the 1991s Sonic the hedgehogModel X and Model S cars have hardware powerful enough to run. witcher 3The company also tested steam integration for that vehicle.
If the wait for Sonic and 2025 Sony Honda isn’t appealing, there’s always Tesla’s new in-car karaoke system.
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